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8 day Essential China tour with flights

Including return international flights, 6 nights' twin share accommodation, all transfers, incredible bullet train experience, a tasting at the Qingdao Beer Museum, dedicated coach transportation, extensive sightseeing and more.

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  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
  • 8 day Essential China tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Ancient wonders and modern monuments are just the tip of what to expect on this 8 day Essential China tour.

Begin in Beijing and discover the great sights of China’s capital city, from the awe-inspiring scale of Tiananmen Square to one of China’s largest Jade factories. Journey to Juyong Pass to wander along a section of the ancient Great Wall of China, before travelling to the ancient Gubei Water Town. Boasting an array of spectacular lush scenery, this quaint village has a history and culture that dates back to the late Qing Dynasty.

Head back to Beijing, before catching a thrilling bullet train to Qingdao, commonly known as the pearl of the Yellow Sea. Spend time wandering around the Qingdao Beer Museum, enjoying a tasting of beer from the Tsingtao Brewery, before exploring this beautiful city at your own pace.

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia  airplane-takeoff  Beijing

Depart Australia bound for Beijing. Upon arrival at Beijing Airport, you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Beijing (B, L, D)

Today you will visit the exterior of 2008 Olympic Games sites. Then visit a Jade factory to learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. After lunch, travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. When you reach the ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent, and the experience is truly unforgettable. Afterwards, you will head to Gubei Water Town.

Day 3: Gubei Water Town (B)

Today you will enjoy and experience, the ancient Gubei Water Town. This town boasts a combination of mountains, water and ancient village. The town is characterised by the northern architectural style, with the history and culture of the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China. Most buildings are reconstructed in the traditional courtyard style. Besides sightseeing, you can choose to experience the unique local culture by taking part in traditional activities. 

Day 4: Gubei Water Town – Beijing (B)

In the morning, you may choose to enjoy a leisure time or join the optional tour to visit the Little Potala Palace, Chengde. The little Potala Palace was built between 1767 and 1771, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1735–1796), and was modelled after the Potala Palace in Tibet. Since it was modelled after the Potala Palace, it represents a fusion of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. This afternoon you will proceed to Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world, and the spiritual heart of China. Afterwards, you can experience an oriental foot massage at the traditional Chinese Medical Centre where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have a chance to consult with a Chinese Medical professional.

Optional: The Little Potala Palace. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Kung Fu Legend or Acrobatics show. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Summer Palace tour. Additional costs applies.

Day 5: Beijing train-icon – Qingdao (B)

Today you will be transferred to Qingdao by bullet train. Qingdao is known as the pearl of the Yellow Sea, is reminiscent of Switzerland with red tiles, green trees, blue sea and mountain city.

Day 6: Qingdao (B, L)

This morning, continue on to the Qingdao Beer Museum and enjoy a Tsingtao Brewery tasting. The museum lies on the old site of the Tsingtao Brewery Company, a world-famous manufacturing enterprise specialising in brewing. The German Beer Company Qingdao Branch established in 1903, was China’s first brewing factory that built with European technology and was the predecessor of the Tsingtao Brewery Company. Zhan Bridge, a cross-sea bridge which is an iconic landmark of the city, welcomes travellers at their first stop in this beautiful coastal city. Afterwards, explore Qingdao city at your own pace.

Day 7: Qingdao –  airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight home.

Day 8: Australia 

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers within China
  • 6 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Incredible bullet train experience from Beijing to Qingdao
  • Experience a tour of Qingdao Beer Museum and enjoy a Tsingtao Brewery tasting
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees, gratuities and tipping as per the itinerary
 

Fine Print

 

To book your Tour:

  • Within 72 hours (or 3 business days) of completing your booking request online, you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form.
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed including passport details within one week to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly.
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person(must purchase 2 vouchers)

How to book:

  • Within 72 hours (or 3 business days) of completing your booking request online, you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form.
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly.
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)

Payment Information:

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided within 2 weeks prior to departure. A preliminary itinerary will be sent you prior to this time to ensure that you can arrange your Visas (where required) in a timely manner. 

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Single Supplement: $300 per person, in addition to the twin share price.

Payable direct upon confirming your booking to Travel Partner. 

Group Size: 10 -36 people

Triple Share: Not available

Child policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age is 2 years

Land Only: Not available

Optional Tours:

Beijing: Kung Fu Legend Show or Acrobatics Show –  AUD$50 (approx.)
Beijing: Summer Palace tour – AUD$50 (approx.)
Beijing: Little Potala Palace – AUD$65 (approx.) 

Optional tours are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions some tours require minimum numbers to operate. All optional excursions are payable direct on your tour in local currency. 

Accommodation: 

Beijing: 2 nights at Chunhuiyuan Resort or similar
Beijing: 2 nights Gubei Water Town or similar 
Qingdao: Grand Mercure Qingdao Nanshan Resort or similar 

The accommodation listed may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

5 May
12 May 
19 May
26 May  
02 June
09 June  
16 June  
23 June* 
30 June*
18 August  
25 August  
1 September  
8 September   
15 September   

* A $200 per person surcharge applies

Bookings not accepted when within 35 days of departure

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney or Melbourne with China Eastern Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Sichuan Airlines or similar
  • Brisbane and Perth – A $350 per person interstate surcharge applies
  • Due to the flight schedule, some flights may depart the day earlier
  • No Adelaide departure available for this tour
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates. Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • Customers wishing to choose their preferred airline – please purchase your voucher first and request your preferred airline in the ‘special requests’ field when submitting your booking form. Please note, this is a request basis only.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart one day earlier and involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.

Flight Variations:

 If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following flight variations can be requested:

  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Business Class where available (Premium Economy is unavailable)
  • Airline of your choice where available

A $200 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

Business Class upgrade from $3,000 per person (subject to availability). Please note, the upgrade is only applicable for return international flights, no internal flights upgrades are available.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote. Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference.

Stay behind surcharge:

  • If you wish to extend your trip, a $200 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. Only the return date can be altered. PLEASE NOTE: No stay behind will be actioned until your final payment is made.

Extending your trip: 

  • If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alterations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. 

Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference is to be paid directly to our operator at the time of quotation.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers within China
  • 6 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Incredible bullet train experience from Beijing to Qingdao
  • Experience a tour of Qingdao Beer Museum and enjoy a Tsingtao Brewery tasting
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees, gratuities and tipping as per the itinerary
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